Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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|full_title||midnight in the garden of good and evil|
|collection_catalog||Audio Books - Adult Nonfiction|
|detailed_location_catalog||West Regional - Audio Books - Adult Nonfiction|
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.
It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, eBook|
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|record_details||ils:432600|Audio Book|Audio Books||English|Recorded Books,||13 audio discs (15 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:8f50ad08-bb94-4153-92fe-95ec7389148c|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2010||
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Celebrities -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History, Savannah (Ga.) -- History, Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs, Savannah (Ga.) -- Tours, Trials (Murder) -- Georgia -- Savannah, Williams, Jim, -- 1931-1990|
|title_display||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil|
|title_full||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Midnight in the garden of good and evil [sound recording] / by John Berendt|
|title_short||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Celebrities, History, Nonfiction, Social life and customs, Tours, Trials (Murder), True Crime, Williams, Jim|